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World Golf Network’s Dan Pincus

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino sat down with Dan Pincus, founder and CEO of World Golf Network, to discuss the premier golf business networking organization.

“I noticed that if you can get onto the golf course with the right people, business becomes easy,” Pincus states. “There’s no activity like golf, in terms of building a relationship.”

Here’s a breakdown of how it works. A company gives World Golf Network a profile of who they are, what they do, and who they want to meet. If they can help, the company is accepted into the system and is matched up with people who they can get referred to for business, or might need to take their business to the next level.

“You learn more about a person over one round of golf than you could over months of having cocktails and meeting with them,” Pincus said. “You get to learn who they are, what they do, and how they communicate with people.”

There are over 4,000 executives in their database that are used to match up people based on who they could actually do more business with.

People always say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. To use that to your advantage, head over to World Golf Network’s website and fill out an application to get qualified.

“America’s Most Desperate Kitchens” Season 2 Premiere

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino stopped by Talde in Jersey City to get the 411 on Season 2 of HGTV’S “America’s Most Desperate Kitchens” from the show’s stars, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri.

The pair, also known as the Kitchen Cousins, shared stories and gave information about the upcoming season, which is sure to be better than ever.

To learn more about “America’s Most Desperate Kitchens,” head over to the show’s website, and be sure to check out #AMDK every Wednesday at 8pm on HGTV!

Celebrity Chef Amanda Freitag on “Chopped” and Her New Book

New Jersey-born celebrity chef Amanda Freitag sat down with Joanna Gagis on “Life & Living” to discuss her life-long passion for food, her role as a judge on The Food Network’s “Chopped,” and why she calls her new book, The Chef Next Door.

Freitag says that her love of cooking came from a love for eating, with food being “the answer to everything” growing up in Cedar Grove. “It was a typical suburban upbringing in New Jersey,” she explains. “My parents both worked, so they didn’t have time to cook a lot.” So, she set out to find good food. She started working in a restaurant when she was a teenager and fell in love with the energy, vibe, and adrenaline.

This Jersey girl has spent 20 years in food industry, and has written a new book for all different levels of cooks. She knows that many people are afraid of the kitchen when they first start cooking, and even has a chapter in her book titled, “The Scary Stuff.” Her advice? “Just do it.” Her book is an instructional tool, a home chef’s own personal cheerleader.

Freitag says that her experience as a judge on “Chopped” has taught and inspired her. After 396 episodes, she says “it has been fantastic.” Some of the ingredients used in the chef’s baskets are new to her, prompting her to try to cook with them herself.

Freitag is a big part of the Montclair Food & Wine Festival, calling Montclair her “backyard growing up.” She cites some wonderful restaurants in Montclair, and states that she loves “the chefs and the community.”

“This book was a long time coming,” she states, calling it  “a love letter to the home cook.” To order the book, head over to Freitag’s website. To learn more about “ Life & Living,” head over to their official Facebook page.